Autism Research



Current Projects


Autism Care Network (ACN) Registry: Call-Back Assessment. (Kathryn Smith/Larry Yin, Co-Investigators)


Characterizing the Health and Healthcare Utilization of Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Florida. (PI: Larry Yin)


Using Machine Learning with Real-World Data to Identify Autism Risk in Children (PI: Amber Angell) 


Genetics of Autism and other NDDs (Co-Investigator Douglas Vanderbilt)


Technical Assistance and Peer Education Infrastructure to Increase Impact of Parent-Run CBOs Providing Social-Recreational Services (PI: Olga Solomon)



Autism Speaks Autism Care Network (AS ACN) Registry (PI: Kathryn Smith)



Differential Diagnosis of ASD for Young Children with Complex Symptom Presentations (PI: Marian Williams)



The Role of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule in the Diagnosis of Autism by a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician: A DBPNet Study (PI: Douglas Vanderbilt)


Combining Remote Autism Assessment and Screening Technologies for Earlier Diagnostic Assessments: (PI: Larry Yin)






  1. Angell, A. M., Deavenport-Saman, A., Yin, L., Zou, B., Bai, C., Varma, D., & Solomon, O. (2021). Sex Differences in Co-occurring Conditions Among Autistic Children and Youth in Florida: A Retrospective Cohort Study (2012-2019). Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 51(10), 3759–3765.

  2. Williams, M. E., Harley, E. K., Quebles, I., & Poulsen, M. K. (2021). Policy and Practice Barriers to Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the California Early Intervention System. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 51(10), 3423–3431.

  3. Williams, M. E., Stein Duker, L. I., Vigen, C., Wylde, C., & Cermak, S. A. (2021). Brief Report: Caregiver Confidence in Reporting Anxiety Symptoms in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 10.1007/s10803-021-05210-6. Advance online publication.

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